Saturday, August 16, 2008

New word

I coined a word Friday night at dinner. I found one hit for the word (using apparently roughly the same definition) on Google, so I guess I wasn't the world-first to come up with it. It's a useful word, though. Feel free to add it to your permanent vocabulary.

homoindicative—giving signs that a person is likely to be gay

"Did you see Jane in that leather jacket on her motorcycle?" "Yeah, that's pretty homoindicative, don't you think?"


G√ľnter said...

Does it make etymological sense? No. But then neither does homophobia, and that caught on. I will use it.

Anonymous said...

Actually, in the example you gave (Jane in a leather jacket on a motorcycle), I might even go with "lesboindicative." ;-)

But hey, "homoindicative" works for me too.

Matthew Beermann said...

It's also a bit of a quine; using the word is itself.